Australian Formula Ford is set for a 24-car field when it supports Supercars’ first event at The Bend Motorsport Park.
Hunter McElrea takes a 29-point series lead to The Bend, the first time that national-level Formula Ford has been contested in South Australia since 2014.
His nearest rival is Sonic Motor Racing team-mate Hamish Ribarits, while Zac Soutar consolidated third position on the table by winning the most recent round at Sandown.
Over a dozen entrants for Round 5 of the season have already driven The Bend in a Formula Ford during the CAMS SA State Championship meeting in early-June, including McElrea and the teen who currently holds the circuit’s Formula Ford lap record after that weekend, Lachlan Mineeff.
“It is a great facility and it is a great opportunity for both me and my sponsors supporting the Supercars,” said Mineeff, who is currently seventh in the series.
“It is a highly technical circuit and is a great track for Formula Ford. There is a long straight and multiple high speed corners and also a few low speed corners which will create close racing. I think it will be one of if not the best circuit on the calendar.”
The 24 Duratec-powered cars will take to the track at the OTR SuperSprint from August 24-26.
Entry list: Round 5, The Bend Motorsport Park
|2||Hunter McElrea||Sonic Motor Racing Services|
|3||Courtney Prince||Sonic Motor Racing Services|
|4||Angelo Mouzouris||Sonic Motor Racing Services|
|5||Hamish Ribarits||Sonic Motor Racing Services|
|6||Paul Zsidy||Borland Racing Developments|
|12||Bart Horsten||Fastlane Racing|
|14||Lachlan Mineeff||CHE Racing Team|
|16||Thomas Smith||G Force Mygale|
|20||Gavin Dumas||G Force Mygale|
|27||Paul Di Biase|
|29||Nathan Herne||BF Racing|
|47||Thomas Sargent||CHE Racing Team|
|55||Samuel Dicker||Fastlane Racing/Tandersport|
|66||Benjamin D’Alia||Borland Racing Developments|
|73||Cameron Shields||BF Racing|
|76||Andy Simpson||Ciel Team Racing|
|88||Harrison Goodman||BF Racing|
|97||Liam McLellan||Synergy Motorsport|
Schedule ACST: Australian Formula Ford
|Friday August 24|
|0800||Free Practice 1||20min|
|1145||Free Practice 2||20min|
|Saturday August 25|
|1000||Race 1||7 laps|
|Sunday August 26|
|0920||Race 2||7 laps|
|1630||Race 3||7 laps|
Standings (Top 10)